Liberation Road

The Invention of Whiteness and Oppressed Nations

Racism, capitalism, and patriarchy are the results of various historical processes. The latest surge in the Black Lives Matter movement creates an opening to take conversations about white supremacy and capitalism out of the realm of the subjective and abstract. We can take a moment to ground their genesis and their historic and current strategic implications in the material conditions of the past and the present.

Bill Fletcher, Jr. provides a historical narrative of the creation of race as a tool of oppression for capital, the creation of national oppression, and the reason why national liberation and the toppling of capitalism can only be done in tandem.

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